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Discovering Thomas Hardy’s fictional county of Wessex

I’ve been an unashamed fan of Victorian author Thomas Hardy after falling in love with actress Julie Christie as an impressionable teenager after she starred in the 1960s film, Far From The Madding Crowd.

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Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Travel fraud is costing UK holidaymakers millions of pounds per year – and also having a severe effect on their health or financial wellbeing.

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Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Margarita – whatever your topping of choice would-be chefs can create pizzas like a pro as Aldi are launching a new outdoor pizza oven.

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Why deleting your Facebook account could cause you problems

Following the internet-shaking news that Cambridge Analytica “harvested” the data of 50 million Facebook users, many users of the social network are now considering deleting their accounts.

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VIDEO: Lick my face! Sugar-smiths can now make YOUR face into a giant lolly

hh Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, now you can get your face made into a lolly in the ultimate confectionary personalisation.

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Bedford branch of HSBC bank celebrates 125th anniversary

The Bedford branch of HSBC, one of the oldest in the bank’s branch network, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

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PICTURE GALLERY: First look inside as Olney’s first new pub for decades opens its doors

We take a look inside Olney’s first new pub in decades hot off the heels of the town being named as one of the best places to live in the southeast.

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55 Bedford pubs you went to over the years that aren’t there anymore

It might only be the first day of the working week, but that hasn’t stopped many of us counting down the minutes until pub o’clock.

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IN PICTURES: Alan Titchmarsh opens garden exhibition at Woburn Abbey

Famous gardener Alan Titchmarsh MBE visited Woburn Abbey on Wednesday to launch a new exhibition marking the bicentenary of the first landscape gardener Humphry Repton.

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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Travel: Discover two very different Florida Gulf coast gems

While many two-centre holidays in Florida start with the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks before heading to the coast, I’ve discovered a new and exciting combination of city and seaside.

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The 10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have probably never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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The creepiest things Amazon Alexa has ever said or done

Amazon have promised an update for its digital personal assistant Alexa, after widespread reports that the software has been letting out unprompted and so-called ‘creepy’ laughter.

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New out-of-town home for Charles Wells on the edge of Bedford?

Bedford brewers Charles Wells could be on the brink of a £13million move to the outskirts of Bedford.

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£1m Premium Bond jackpot for lucky Bedfordshire man at the first time of asking!

A lucky Bedfordshire man, who only bought Premium Bonds for the first time in January, has hit the £1m jackpot in their very first draw.

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12 Bedford shops you used to go to that aren’t there anymore

Some of our favourite Bedford shops have disappeared in recent years.

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Asda develops Easter egg made entirely out of cheese – but not everyone’s convinced

Asda is bidding to make Easter accessible to those who don’t like chocolate with a festive egg made entirely out of cheese.

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Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age.

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